You love flowers for their beautiful blooms and blissful scent, and these two qualities alone are enough reason to spend time choosing just the right flowers and planting them in your garden. But some flower gardens do double, triple or even quadruple duty: a moon garden can pamper all of your senses under the moonlight, an edible flower garden beautifies your garden and your table, a butterfly and hummingbird garden attracts beautiful visitors to your home, and a water garden turns your water feature into a work of art. Read more to learn about these 4 amazing flower gardens, and treat yourself this year!
1. Edible Flowers: Beauty, Class and Deliciousness
Edible flowers add scrumptious flavors and a touch of class to your dinner table. Lavender is a real star in your edible flower garden. This heavenly-smelling plant tastes divine in recipes ranging from lavender tea to creamy vanilla cheesecake with lavender syrup. It even makes fragrant sachets, and is perfect for dried flower arrangements and craft projects such as handmade wreaths.
Click here to learn all about lavender and 4 other delicious edible flowers, and for the link to that palate-pampering cheesecake recipe.
2. Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds with these Gorgeous Blooms
A flower that adds beauty to your garden on its own and attracts some of nature’s most beautiful visitors to your garden is a treasure indeed. Planting a hummingbird and butterfly garden is an excellent way to enjoy beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds. You can even teach your children about them! Click here to learn about 8 plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and click here to learn more ways to attract butterflies to your garden. Then sit back and enjoy the show.
3. Pamper the Night Owl in You with a Moon Garden
If you thought you could only enjoy your garden during daylight hours, think again! A moon garden is a wonderful way to treat the night owl in you and to pamper yourself after hours. Beautiful moonflowers reflect the moonlight with a magical glow, night-blooming jasmine creates a feast for your nose, and the crickets will sing your worries away. Click here to learn how to plant a moon garden that will pamper all 5 of your senses, and click here to keep pesky mosquitoes from spoiling your fun.
4. Take Your Water Feature to the Next Level with a Water Garden
Water features add a visual and sonic treat to your garden. They even make the perfect spot for you to relax and enjoy a chat or a good book. But if you haven’t added a water garden to your water feature, you’re missing out! Water plants will really take your water feature to the next level by adding life and color, and maybe even attracting butterflies. Click here for pointers for adding a water feature to your garden, and here to learn how to create a water garden that will turn your water feature into a work of art!
Bonus: Build a Flower Tower!
If you love flowers, you probably have some favorite potted annuals that you buy every spring. While regular pots and window boxes look great, a flower tower is an eye-catching way to display your annuals, bring them to eye level, and turn your potted annuals into a true artistic expression. And it’s easy to do! Check out the video above courtesy of the Wet & Forget team, and get step-by-step instructions for building your own flower tower this year.